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Only Hawaii has been spared. That's the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in 2009.

So many people have fallen sick with influenza across the country that some pharmacies are even running out of flu medicines. The entire continental US reported widespread flu every week for the past three weeks, Jernigan said.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimates this year's flu vaccine to be around 30 percent effective against H3N2 - the dominant strain of the virus circulating the planet. "With record-setting highs this season, it's absolutely critical that NY have the resources it needs to track the flu's path, gather intelligence and combat this powerful virus". "When our immune system sees a flu virus, it makes antibodies against the head", he said.

"For a lot of them, their symptoms are milder", said Dr. Tiffany Knipe.

The flu is continuing to hospitalize people around the country and federal officials warn it could get worse. But exactly how well it is working won't be known until next month.

A cold tends to sink in more slowly and affects the sinuses, where as the flu tends to set in immediately and causes severe body aches. It's not clear why this season - with the same bug - is worse, some experts said.

Important reminder for parents and caregivers: Some children 6 months through 8 years of age will require two doses of flu vaccine for adequate protection from flu.

The latest number represents a spike of 23 in addition to the 74 deaths announced by the state last week - and an increase of four in the Greater Bay Area.

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Name SearchWatch Service' Dan Jernigan, in a call with reporters Friday.

Contra Costa County's seven flu deaths this flu season already have surpassed the four flu deaths the county recorded during its entire 2016-17 flu season.

"If I was a betting man, I'd put money on it going down", Webby said.

CDC recommends these drugs be used as soon as possible in people who are severely ill or people who are at high risk of serious flu complications who develop flu symptoms.

This year's flu season is shaping up to be the worst in almost a decade - and it's far from over.

Health officials are still urging people to get vaccinated despite questions about the shot's effectiveness.

"A NY specific flu surveillance team would help take the state's temperature on the epidemic and help break its fever", Schumer said in a statement released Sunday.

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